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Waivino Tours offers a personalised authentic connection with Waiheke Island. An interesting and enjoyable perspective on what is now one of the most talked about destinations in the world. Quality transport, local professional tour guides with...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
+64 21 471 666
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Reviewed yesterday

My daughter is studying at University of Auckland for the semester and I wanted a very special activity for us to do together! I began by calling the resort we were staying in and then began to look at reviews on TripAdvisor! I realized that...More

Thank KennedyBeverly_MA
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Grant was there to pick us up from the ferry and it was smooth sailing the whole time! My husband and I were the only ones on the tour that day and it was a lot of fun. We went to three different wineries and...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 6 days ago

This wine tour was nothing less than magical and was the highlight of our trip from the U.S. to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. The island's beauty combined with the amazing vineyards, wonderful people and the knowledge Grant provides make this tour a MUST. It's...More

Thank Debra N
Grant K, Owner at Waivino Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I was truly blessed to have you lovely humans flying into my world. Waiheke responded beautifully and the day flowed like a mountain stream. There is no replicating that. It just happened. Luke from Passage Rock was just one of the many stars that hit...More

Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

What an amazing day. From the moment Grant picked us up, we knew this tour would be tailored for us and our tastes. We felt we were on a tour with a friend rather then a stranger. Grant is full of great knowledge of Waiheke...More

Thank VegoTwins
Grant K, Owner at Waivino Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Hi Guys, sorry I took so long to thank you for this incredibly generous review! When things click into place and we are in the Waiheke flow the days are magic. You are both amazing, doing great things for the world. It was truly a...More

Reviewed 24 June 2018

We started with a mix up (website said ferry left Auckland at 9:30, but in fact it was 9 am). The van was clean and comfortable and Grant was very accommodating. Took us to three wineries and a place for lunch and even dropped us...More

Thank L0reen2014
Grant K, Owner at Waivino Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thanks very much for that important feedback. Summer ferries leave at 9:30am from downtown Auckland and winter is 10am (not 9am). Anyway we went with the flow of the day and the tour went well. We provide a relaxing quality experience in keeping with the...More

Reviewed 14 June 2018

While visiting Auckland for 5 days, we decided to book a number of tours to take some of the stress off of ourselves in trying to figure out where to go and when. I came across this tour by reading reviews, and it did not...More

Thank micquinn
Grant K, Owner at Waivino Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2018

Thank you so much for your support. Late June is very quiet for us so hopefully more people can put on their favourite jacket and come on a Waivino Waiheke wine tour and we'll find a great Waiheke wine and gourmet food by the fire...More

Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

We had the great pleasure of having Grant as our guide to lovely Waiheke! Despite the rain, we were brought to several places starting from an olive grove where we had the opportunity to taste the local oliveoil and the amazing 'waiheke weed' (pesto-like herb...More

Thank YunnCheng N
Grant K, Owner at Waivino Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thanks Guys! Glad to be part of your amazing adventure! Tongariro crossing in the snow? Crazy. Life happens to most people but then some people happen to life and you guys are the latter. I am sure the beautiful wines you bought helped you along...More

Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

My friend and I were picked up by Grant at the ferry terminal and given a wonderful intro to life on the island. You can definitely tell he loves the island and what he does! We ended up going to 4 wineries, highlights included the...More

Thank CarinaSingh
Grant K, Owner at Waivino Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Thank you Carina. It was lovely meeting you and it was a really nice day. Cheers, Grant

Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

Can’t recommend Waivino Tours enough! We went on the degustation tour and were treated to spectacular weather, high quality wines and a fabulous lunch. Grant was a perfect host with so much passion and knowledge of the island and wineries. The tour was excellent value...More

Thank KristelleAmy
Grant K, Owner at Waivino Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Thank you very much Kristelle. It was lovely having you all on the island. Hope to see you again. Cheers, Grant

Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were absolutely amazed by our host, Grant. He told us all about what makes Waiheke so special and beautiful. We stopped at several scenic views between vineyards and had a delicious lunch. We will be back to Waiheke Island and definitely...More

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Grant K, Owner at Waivino Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Thank you so much Alanna. It is so nice to share the beauty with kind hearted open minded people. Cheers, Grant

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